The creation of Canyon Ranch stems directly from the experience of founder Mel Zuckerman, who – overweight, sedentary and desperate – checked himself into a fat farm in 1978. After just 10 days of physical training and healthy eating, he realized that he felt wonderful, that he’d changed his life forever, and that he wanted to help other people change theirs.
Canyon Ranch has been in the forefront of expanding the concept of a health resort by introducing a comprehensive professional approach, with a staff that includes registered dieticians, board-certified physicians, exercise physiologists, licensed therapists and other highly skilled, caring staff in order to provide guests with every possible resource.
Canyon Ranch is the gold standard in healthy spa vacations, and a favorite among savvy travelers. Our luxury spa resorts offer a vast menu of health, fitness and pampering services. No other destination spa comes close to our comprehensive, integrative approach to wellness.
Since Canyon Ranch opened its doors in 1979, we have embraced an integrative approach to wellness – including mind, body and spirit – in which professionals in various disciplines help you achieve your goals, create greater balance in your life and feel your very best.
When do most of us realize that health is a precious and positive thing over which we have some control? For most people, that realization – that critical experience of connection that I like to call the Aha! moment – comes too late.
A Canyon Ranch experience is an immersive exploration of mind-body wellness in a relaxed setting of casual elegance and unsurpassed personal service – where every moment is yours to savor.